A new issue of The Caravan is out. From Outlook India, a special issue on cinema. From Indian literature to world literature: An interview with Satya P. Mohanty, professor of English at Cornell University. The deathly shadow of racism: Who and what constitutes the Indian nation? How Raja Bhaiya and gang gamed the system: Bogus certificates, fictitious farmers, smuggling — all these tricks were used to usurp food meant for the poor. The first chapter from The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power by Partha Chatterjee. The introduction to Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India by Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi. An excerpt from Breakout Nations in Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma. The greatest Indian after Gandhi: Who, after the Mahatma, is the greatest Indian to have walked our soil? Inside Slave City: What is it that makes the Indian middle class treat their domestic help with such derision and abuse? Forget Europe — worry about India. Climate change led to collapse of ancient Indus civilization, study finds. From Tehelka, what will the Lefty intellectuals wear now?
A new issue of 21C is out. From nonsite.org, a special issue on intention and interpretation. From Esquire, Tom Junod on the lethal presidency of Barack Obama: After authorizing the killing of thousands identified as terrorists or militants, he has positioned himself as something new in American history. Truthinessology: The Stephen Colbert effect becomes an obsession in academia. A look at four ways happiness can hurt you. Against populism: George Kateb on six points on populism and its perils. From The American Interest, Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein on five delusions about our broken politics; and David Green on how we have reached linguistic gridlock, in which bipartisan dialogue has been replaced by competing efforts to manipulate voters with loaded vocabularies. From NYRB, Tim Parks on why readers disagree. The increasing dominance of corporate-sponsored idea-disseminators like the Aspen festival and the TED conferences makes you wonder whether ideas upsetting to the moneyed classes will become harder to shoehorn into the national conversation.
From Colors, James Howard Kunstler breaks down the "convergent catastrophes of the 21st century" and explains why apocalypse is imminent. Darren Allen on how societal collapse begins with a broken heart. Post-crash fascism: Christian Parenti on planning for the apocalypse. How will the world end? There are risks to our continued existence on Earth — here's what to look out for. Real estate developer Larry Hall is converting Cold War missile silos in Kansas into condos for "preppers" who are getting ready for total and complete societal breakdown (and more). Ralph Gamelli opens the bunker on doomsayers preparing for the end of civilization — but not all them will survive the first hour of armageddon. From a Zombie invasion to a March Madness app infecting all our cellphones, governments are preparing for the worst. Apocalypse Tourism: It’s 2012, and Belize is trying to lure visitors to the Mayan end of the world. What if everything went straight to Hell? An interview with John L. Casti, author, X-Events: The Collapse of Everything. Fancy a doomsday date? If things get really bad, it may be your best bet.
A new issue of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies is out. From New Politics, a symposium on the Left and the U.S. elections. Gary Belsky on why we need more female traders on Wall Street. Tim Dickinson on the Right-wing billionaires behind Mitt Romney: They're trying to buy a presidency — and they expect a big payoff on their investment. How Brooklyn became a writers' mecca: Martin Amis at the coffee shop, Paul Auster in the park — New York's newly gentrified neighbourhood is now full of novelists. A review of Joseph de Maistre and the Legacy of Enlightenment. Dylan Matthews on everything Obama has done — and wants to do — on taxes in one post. The Importance of Being Orwell: Christopher Hitchens dissects one of the 20th century’s greatest political minds, a writer who was also his lifelong inspiration. How is Dominionism getting into politics? Meet the apostles and prophets of the NAR. From Cato Unbound, Timothy Sandefur on why substantive due process makes sense. A brief history of global anchor currencies: How can dominant economic powers of their time use their currencies to gain cheap financing from abroad?
Anca Gheaus (Erasmus): Gender Justice. Rebecca Hazleden (ACU): Dragon-slayers and Jealous Rats: The Gendered Self in Contemporary Self-help Manuals. Elizabeth D. Peturson, Kenneth M. Cramer, and Chantal M. Pomerleau (Windsor): Attributional Errors and Gender Stereotypes: Perceptions of Male and Female Experts on Sex-Typed Material. Hillevi Ganetz (Stockholm): Fame Factory: Performing Gender and Sexuality in Talent Reality Television. Testosterone on my mind and in my brain: An interview with Simon Baron-Cohen. As Feminist Review celebrates its 100th issue, Mary Evans assesses its lasting contribution to academic debate. A wide range of writers — including Lori Gottlieb, Hanna Rosin, Andrew Cohen, Kate Bolick — debate Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic cover story on the myth of work-life balance. An increasingly vocal men's movement argues that anti-male discrimination is rife; who are the activists and what do they want? When it comes to negotiating a deal, “males more readily justify moral misconduct by minimizing its consequences or otherwise excusing it”. A look at how gender discrimination is sometimes good.